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Claire O’Leary

Assistant Director International Student Office (Head of Student Experience), University of Warwick

With 20 years’ experience in international student support and advice, Claire leads the Student Experience team at Warwick which comprises Immigration; Tier 4 compliance; Student Internationalisation; Welcome and International Student Support.   A passionate advocate for internationalisation of the student experience and for integration, Claire is Vice-Chair of the EAIE expert community, Mobility Advising and regularly presents at EAIE conferences and is an EAIE academy trainer. Claire has also organised the Warwick/UKCISA Integration Summits (2014 & 2015), which are a national conference for all UK institutions interested in promoting greater integration and intercultural learning amongst their student communities. Claire leads on Tier 4 immigration compliance strategy and policy for Warwick and is co-chair of the Immigration Compliance Network, a sector organisation for colleagues working in compliance which Claire co-founded. Claire has served two terms of office as a trustee on the board of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). She delivers a course on running Orientation programmes for international students on UKCISA’s national training programme. Claire is currently writing up her dissertation for her Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication at the University of Warwick. Her Bachelor’s degree was in English and French, which involved a year abroad in Paris, working as a language teacher.